Gardens aren't just plants and soil. You'll need hardscape materials to provide the structure and interest and don't forget that patio. In the Pacific NW, we spend every moment outside when the weather is warm. Patios are a perfect addition to any back yard.
Water features bring visual beauty to a garden but also a soothing sound element. It's easy to wile away hours sitting next to a gently flowing waterfall or gaze into a pond full of life and energy.